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Image via Electronic Arts. Its a fair and familiar point, but its still strange that were made so uncomfortable by simulations of racist thought given how omnipresent it is in American culture and politics. Its not that hatred and real, damaging social phenomena have been written out of the game. Sinhaseni brings up an example of a Sim whose main character trait is a dislike of children gaining points by breaking his childs toys, butmore than 6 million children in America are affected by child abuse and neglect every year . Given that fact, its hard to believe sensitivity to real world suffering keeps depictions of racism, or at least racial awareness out of the games simulations. It feels like the game has a blind spot about race, creatively paralyzed by conceiving of it as anything other than a superficial customization.
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In Florida, a federal judge ruled that the design of two districts illegally favor sitting politicians, and ordered new maps just weeks before the primary elections. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill for an in-depth explanation.2014-08-12 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/floridaredistricting-320x196.jpg2365305637zD9A9GHoHKc111028111030http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/shields-brooks-iraq-reluctance-nixons-legacy/Shields and Brooks on Iraq reluctance, Nixons legacySyndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the weeks top news, including U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq, how Americans are grading President Obamas foreign policy performance, plus how men and women are hoping for different outcomes in Novembers election and looking back at Richard Nixon.2014-08-08 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/shieldsandbrooks-320x196.jpg2365304191Wx55333QW7A110947110945http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nixon-tested-u-s-government-changed-relationship-american-people/Why are we still fascinated by Nixon?Interest in the character and legacy of President Richard Nixon has endured 40 years since his resignation. Judy Woodruff joins Beverly Gage of Yale University, Timothy Naftali of New York University, Patrick Buchanan, author of "The Greatest Comeback" and Luke Nichter, author of "The Nixon Tapes," to discuss Nixons many facets and how his presidency changed American government.2014-08-07 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/presidentnixon-320x196.jpg2365303389RCkIo4tUONk New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the weeks top news, including the response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, by politicians and President Obama, as well as the political shift in Iraq and the prospect for additional American intervention.
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Many of these tactics and toys have caused innocent people to be seriously injured or killed, often in their own neighborhoods and homes. Even pro-gun Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke out against the militarization of police forces in Ferguson, though he put his trademark antigovernment spin on the issue. In aTimemagazine op-edThursday, Paul wrote , Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies. Here are 10 ways your local cops are starting to look like a paramilitary organization: 1.
In the new game, players can choose what they unlock. But that's the smallest of the changes coming to Toy Box. This time around players can easily control procedurally generated content on a map by simply choosing a theme they like and what size they want the structure to be. The game then creates it for them.
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Or maybe its just hard not to love magical cartoon ponies. Whatever the psychological reasons, My Little Pony has expanded far beyond its early days as a 1980s-era Hasbro toy. The latest example of the franchises enduring popularity is the three-day Grand Brony Gala in Tampa. Last years event was so popular that two days were added pabrik mascot aureliatoys this year, and the convention moved to a larger venue at the Embassy Suites USF. Bronies, a nickname thats a mash-up of bro and pony, are the teen and adult male fans of My Little Pony.